Although I have girls, they often play with cars, trucks, trains and other toy vehicles. And it’s totally fine! How about your kids? For today I prepared few patterning strips to use inside wheels busy bag for sizing and practicing patterns.
We used 2 different sizes of wheels from our existing stash of toys: 4 from Lego sets and 4 from our workshop. I have also prepared 5 different patterning strips to use with this activity (find the link to download and use for your kids on the bottom).
I placed everything inside pencil bag but you can use zip lock bag or even an envelope to store pieces when they are not in use.
Show your child how to use patterning cards explaining the simplest of patterns – ABAB (sizes: little – big – little – big – etc.) and let them use other patterning strips to practice on their own.
This activity can easily be done with any type of manipulative as long as you can put together 4 pieces in 2 different sizes.
Inside free printable, you will find 5 different pattern strips to use for beginners to patterning – ABAB, BABA, AABAAB, BBABBA and ABBABB.
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.